Stuart Whipps

Stuart Whipps

Senior Lecturer in Photography

Birmingham School of Art

Stuart Whipps is an artist based in Birmingham, UK. He often makes work about things he doesn’t understand and doesn’t know how to do. Recently this includes restoring a 1979 Mini with the assistance of former British Leyland workers, training to make geological thin sections at the University of Birmingham, and propagating Begonias at West Dean in Sussex.

He has exhibited his work across the UK and internationally and is the recipient of a number of awards. He works predominantly with photography and video with occasional forays into sculpture.

Selected solo exhibitions include:

  • ‘If Wishes Were Thrushes, Beggars Would Eat Birds’, DCA, Dundee, 2020
  • ‘Reflections on the Death of a Procupine [sic], UH Arts, Hatfield, 2019
  • ‘Isle of Slingers’ Spike Island, Bristol, 2016
  • ‘PCS’, Ithuba Arts Gallery, Johannesburg, 2015
  • ‘Birth Sprins, Death Falls’, Flat Time House, London, 2013
  • ‘Why Contribute to The Spread of Ugliness?’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011

Selected group exhibitions include:

  • ‘Things Things Say’ Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona, 2020
  • ‘The Lie of The Land’ MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2019
  • ‘British Art Show 8’, 2015 - 2017.
  • ‘4.543 Billion. The Matter of Matter’ CAPC, Bordeaux, 2017
  • ‘Relatively Absolute’, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, 2013.
  • ‘East International’, Norwich, 2009.

In 2005 he won the Observer Hodge Photography Prize and in 2009 he was the joint recipient of the East International prize.

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